I had alread been wearing partials when I went in for full denturesa year ago...I realized there would be sme adjustments to be made after the swelling went down. I found it odd that the dentist recommended that I purchase a second set (he said it was because I would need it in case I broke these) 4 months later I went for a relign...they were more comfortable but there is so much acrylic in my mouth it never seemed right. my upper lip under my nose is already protruding almost like a monkey mouth would. Because I have no denture frame of reference..it has taken several conversations with other denture wearers to learn this is not normal. They are so heavy now, the fixodent isn't holding them. I now need another relign. More plastic will certainly make me gag. I can barely handle it now..What dod I do? I have a consultation next week. I know how it's going to go. the nurses all seem trained in the answer. If I tell this dentist my real fear of gagging, does he have to fix them? can they be re-ligned then the outside ground down and polished to thin them out? please help. thanks so much
2. Reply to I feel like I'm being ripped off. by 99
Posted: April 27, 2012 7:07 pm
It seems to me that you need a consultation with another dentist or a prosthodontist. In the meantime, the following are my thoughts:
1. It is not unusual to have two sets of dentures. I am an upper denture (only) wearer and I have two upper dentures. I like knowing that I will not be without teeth if one denture breaks or needs work in the lab for some other reason. I make sure that both are wearable at all times.
2. Relining a denture should not result in the denture becoming much thicker or heavier. Usually, before relining a denture, the inside of the denture is ground down so that, after adding acrylic to the inside in connection with the reline, the denture is not thicker or heavier. Also, after a reline, a denture should fit better and, possibly, not require the use of adhesive.
3. The thickness of the border of your upper denture needs to be adjusted independently of, and probably before, the reline of your denture.
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1. Reply to I feel like I'm being ripped off. by 99
Posted: April 27, 2012 11:52 am
I'm Karen, the Fixodent Community Manager. A year is a long time to have issues with your dentures, so I'm glad you have a consultation scheduled for next week. If your dentist isn't able to address your concerns to your satisfaction, you may want to contact a prosthodontist. A prosthodontist is a dental specialist with three years of training beyong dental school. To find a prosthodontist near you, visit www.gotoapro.org.
Let us know how it goes.